Zubran has been a team member with Belgravia Leisure for the last five years and has held a range of roles across Australia and New Zealand.
Zubran’s roles have included Centre Manager, Area Manager, City of Sydney Contract Area Operations Manager and he is now our Area Manager in Queensland for Moreton Bay’s venues.
What are some of your highlights/magic moments working with Belgravia Leisure?
“There are a few, one of them was winning New Zealand Facility of the Year in 2016. As well as becoming a member of the inaugural Fitness Leadership Group, I was also promoted to Area Operations Manager for the City of Sydney contract after five months as Centre Manager.”
“A significant highlight was getting the keys to Gunyama Park Aquatic & Recreation Centre and opening Sydney’s largest greenfield aquatic venue since Sydney Olympic Park. Most importantly, during my tenure in the City of Sydney contract, I have learnt a lot in the 2.5 years there.”
How have you, your team & venue been impacted by COVID-19 & what have you learnt?
“We have all have been impacted by COVID-19 in some way or the other, from mass stand-downs to the unknowns, return-to-work plans for the workforce and the business recovery phase. I vividly remember the tears, joys, hard times and good ones. We quickly learnt to be agile and work our way through the pandemic, but most importantly learnt the importance of social connection and mental well-being.”
What is your favourite thing about your career?
“The ability to influence people – these could be your colleagues, your customers or your client (contract partner). As leaders, we have the ability to foster a culture where our people aspire to create a better tomorrow for themselves and others through physical activity.”
Where do you see yourself in the next 3-5 years?
“I would like to say in the next 3 years I see myself being part of a group of colleagues lifting the standards in Queensland with industry best practice. In 3-5 years I would like to see myself part of the Senior Operations Group.”
What are 3 things you’re most passionate about in life and why?
- My family – They are my why.
- Being active – so I can try and stay young.
- The last thing I am passionate about is what I have done for the last 16 years and that is being in the fitness and leisure industry. To this day I haven’t felt like I have worked a day and I am grateful for that.
“What we do in the Leisure industry is truly amazing. We get to operate some of the iconic leisure venues in the country. I am excited to see what the next couple of years have in store for the Queensland group of colleagues.”